Senior Innovation Specialist - Structured Experiments
Prague, CZ
před 1 dnem


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.

Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of individuals like you.

To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Do you like to think outside of the box, understand diverse environment, resolve complex problems while pushing the boundary on what is possible for your customers and users?

Do you have experience in product ownership and a background in either manufacturing, wet lab research or equivalent?

Do you get a thrill from learning about different IT technologies and applying them to enhance the ways of working within companies?

We are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking professional, who has experience from either chemical research labs, manufacturing or patient care to join our Information Technology group in Prague.

As part of the Structured Experiments team, you will become a part of the MSD IT HUB and its focus on developing and applying advanced IT capabilities within one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

You will take ownership of projects that aim to evaluate and apply innovative off the shelf information technologies to unmet user needs primarily within our research and manufacturing areas.

You will work on early stage experimental projects throughout Ideation, Proof-of-Concept, design, prototyping, in scenario validation and preparing projects for pilots and further development.

You will be given the opportunity to contribute to new technology initiatives, participate in innovation boot camps, and facilitate workshops.

You will be at the center of creating an innovation culture globally inside of MSD.

We offer project-based rotations to help with your professional development, and a flat, collaborative environment. Overall, our new IT HUB in Prague offers technology professionals incredible opportunities to learn from others across the globe, to challenge themselves, and to enjoy a reward that technology careers don’t often bring : the satisfaction of helping to save lives.

In a nutshell, we will want you to :

  • Identify new ideas and opportunities to apply technology to address business needs within MSD, facilitating ideation discussions with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Propose innovative technological solutions to business problems and design experiments to clarify their potential business value to MSD.
  • Projects will follow a structured approach to experimentation in order to validate a technological concept and mitigate potential risks and will be positioned so that they can be sponsored and developed on a larger scale.

  • Define and articulate a business case and stakeholder needs for each experiment. Evaluate potential projects based on their business value and make recommendations based on their business and technical feasibility.
  • Identify stakeholders, potential technological approaches, and competencies required for each project. Build teams that represent and can adequately address technological and business opportunities.
  • Drive experiments toward clear milestones and endpoints with the engagement of a diverse team, manage project budget and expenditures.
  • Navigate stakeholders and diverse needs of the business, aligning disparate visions and catering to multiple sections of the business.
  • Maintain an active internal and external network for collaborations; involving stakeholders to promote innovation initiatives and gather feedback at an early stage.
  • Continuously develop and maintain technical expertise on a wide range of technologies and technological trends.
  • Prove creativity, vision, and flexibility; balancing multiple projects and functioning well in situations where not all answers are known.
  • Foster a spirit of innovation, supporting workshops and ideation activities within MSD.
  • Qualifications

    We want to hear from you if you have the following (skills and experience) :

  • Education : BSc Degree (or equivalent experience) and minimum 5 years relevant work experience in Computer Science, Engineering, wet lab research or related field.
  • A background in wet lab research practices, manufacturing or patient care.
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills in English are essential. Your ability to communicate abstract ideas or technical concepts to non-
  • experts will be demonstrated as part of the interview process.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute on a project or product, including budget, milestones, roadmaps, requirements and deliverables.
  • Creativity, curiosity, and an eagerness to experiment are a must, as well as strong analytic, communication and social / team dynamic skills.
  • Experience matching knowledge of technologies to business needs and getting buy in for new opportunities with your peers and stakeholders.
  • A natural curiosity around emerging technologies and ability to continuously learn in and outside of your work.
  • High personal integrity, credibility, and energy. A flexible mind-set and a can do attitude.
  • You see an international organization with different cultures, languages and offices in various geographic locations as a perfect opportunity for personal growth and development.
  • We add extra points for :

  • Previous experience with innovation within an international corporate environment
  • Additional understanding or experience of the following will be an advantage :
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Medical device design and trends
  • User Experience or Industrial Design
  • Technical skills in software development (iOS / Android apps, cognitive computing, immersive technology / 3D Game development, etc.)
  • Experience working across countries and time-zones in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Long term product leadership experience and skills.
  • Minimum Experience :

  • BSc Degree (or equivalent experience) and minimum 5 years relevant work experience in Computer Science, Engineering, wet lab research or related field.
  • MSc degree is a plus, but not required.

    We offer :

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Position in a world leading global company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative working environment
  • Wide range of benefits
  • Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.

    At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

    MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.

    All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and / or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.

    No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

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